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About the Book

Book: Unintended Detour

Author: D.L. Wood

Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense

Release date: October 21, 2021

A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder.

Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort. 

First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.

And now murder.

It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?

In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.

Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?




Nearly midnight. Dread struck his core as the second hand ticked toward the twelve. Unbidden, a countdown began in his head.

Ten, nine, eight...

He was sure that inside the mansion, they were also counting down. Only they were terribly mistaken about what they were counting down to.

 It’s time.

Will laid the revolver on his lap and from under his coat withdrew a burlap sack. He pulled it over his head and tied it around his neck, hiding all but his blue eyes, which peered through the two holes he had cut in it.

Then, he snatched up the gun and ran.




Will burst through the door to the servant’s entrance in the basement to an empty drying room. Racing straight ahead, he barreled down the narrow corridor that would take him to the servants’ stairwell leading to the floors above. He braced himself for a fight, knowing he could encounter one of the help at any moment, but he made it to the end of the hall without incident. It was then, just before turning for the stairwell leading upstairs, that he glanced left to ensure the way was clear and caught a glimpse into the servants’ dining room.

The space was packed with servants forming a mass of black jackets and dresses, starched white shirts and cream, lace-fringed aprons, as well as the informal gray muslin of the kitchen staff.

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D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.

D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.

D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.


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